Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you’re looking for a way to mark the day and celebrate your love for your partner, family, or friends, then a homemade craft is one of the best options.
Nothing shows your love more than something you’ve made yourself but choosing the right craft can be a tricky process.
In this article, we have 18 Valentine’s Day crafts that you can make at home.
They cover decorations, presents, and candy so whatever you’re looking for, there is bound to be a craft here for you.
1. Candy Heart Garland
This is a great group activity so if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day craft to entertain your entire family or your students, this might be the one.
The garland is made from paper hearts cut from a variety of differently colored paper.
Each heart has a different message written on it and then all of the hearts are strung together on baker’s twine.
2. Conversation Heart Piñatas
These conversation heart piñatas are ideal for a Valentine’s party or as a Valentine’s activity for kids.
To make the piñatas you will need some mini-cardboard boxes, twine, and crepe paper folds and of course, some candy to put into the middle!
You can attach your own messages to the side of the piñatas and let the kids have fun hitting them to get the candy from inside.
3. Date Idea Arrows
Cupid and his bow and arrow are a common Valentine’s Day image and this craft gives you step-by-step instructions on how to make your own arrows and quiver.
The arrow tips are made from felt so they’re completely safe. The quiver is just a mailing tube wrapped in wrapping paper and once the arrows are assembled, you can attach love notes or date ideas.
4. Glitter Bottle
When organizing a romantic dinner at home for Valentine’s Day, don’t forget your choice of wine, too!
This easy tutorial shows you how to decorate a wine bottle with glitter so that even your wine can reflect the romance of the day.
There are several different designs you can choose from and after seeing how it’s done, you can even make your own.
5. Heart Glasses
These heart-shaped glasses are great for kids to make and wear during a Valentine’s party or event.
The glasses are printable, so all you need to do is download the template and use it to cut out the glasses from some cardstock.
The lenses of the glasses are made from pink or red cellophane wrap and kids are sure to have fun making these and wearing them.
6. Heart Paper Airplane
This is another great craft that kids are bound to enjoy. The guide includes a template so that you can easily make the heart-shaped airplanes.
All you need to make the planes is some paper and scissors so they’re quick and easy to make. Write a note inside the plane and then let them fly!
7. Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs
If you’re looking for a homemade gift to give a loved one for Valentine’s Day and think they deserve a little pampering, then a bath bomb is an ideal gift.
You will need a heart-shaped mold to get your bath bombs into the right shape.
The bombs themselves are made from baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, coconut oil, and essential oils with a few drops of food coloring to get that lovely pink color.
8. Origami Heart Flower Bouquet
Real flowers may be beautiful but they don’t last that long. However, these origami heart flowers will last for virtually forever and the handmade touch shows how much you care.
Origami hearts are reasonably easy to make and as soon as you’ve got the hang of it you’ll have a full bouquet made in no time.
Use different colors for your hearts and you can use florist wire for the stems. To make the bouquet look even prettier, add some fake greenery.
9. Paper Heart Treat Box
Making that perfect Valentine’s Day gift isn’t just about the gift itself, but it’s also about the packaging.
These handmade paper heart treat boxes are the ideal packaging for small treats such as cookies or candies and are very easy to make.
The pattern for the boxes can be downloaded as a template and then you simply cut it out and follow the instructions to make these adorable boxes.
10. Rose Milk Bath
This rose milk bath makes an ideal gift for someone that you care about on Valentine’s Day.
It doesn’t include any harsh chemicals and is made with common ingredients such as powdered milk, cornstarch, baking soda, and rose essential oils.
You can use as much or as little essential oils as you wish depending on your preference. You will need to let the bath marinate for 24 hours before gifting it.
11. Valentine Card Display
Receiving Valentine’s cards is great, but what do you do with them after you’ve opened them?
If you’re looking for a way to display some cards, then this Valentine card display is exactly what you need.
The frame is made from wood and it is covered in chicken wire so you can easily clip cards onto the wire.
Add a few hearts for decoration and paint it pink and you have a wonderful card display.
12. Valentine’s Day Branch Tree
Add some nature into your Valentine’s Day decorations with this Valentine’s Day branch tree.
You will need to gather some branches that are of a similar length and height. Spray them white and once dry, arrange the branches in a vase.
You can then hang hearts on the branches as decorations using some colored card and baker’s twine in red and pink.
This natural decoration is an ideal centerpiece for Valentine’s Day.
13. Valentine’s Day Printable Vouchers
This is a wonderful idea that can be infinitely customized to best suit you and your loved ones.
Instead of giving gifts or candy, why not give vouchers that your loved ones can redeem as and when they want to? The vouchers include things such as running errands, giving massages, or baking cookies.
The instructions give you a template that you can download and use but you can also make your own.
14. Valentine’s Day Terrarium
Give a Valentine’s themed gift that will last longer than just a day with this terrarium. They can be used as hanging decorations and look amazing.
The interior of the terrarium is decorated with pink and gold sand and mini white rocks for the Valentine’s theme and the plants are pretty pink air plants.
The glass terrariums used in the instructions are hanging ones, but you can easily substitute them for flat-bottomed terrariums that can sit on a desk or other flat surface instead if this is more convenient.
15. Valentine’s Table Runner
This is the ideal craft for anyone planning a romantic dinner for two or a Valentine’s party for friends and family.
There’s no need to buy a Valentine’s table runner or cloth when you can make your own at home.
The table runner is very simple to make as it only consists of several foam hearts glued together. All you need is a couple of colors and a glue gun.
16. Valentine Wreath
Decorate your front door or any flat vertical surface in your house with this Valentine wreath.
Wreaths are a common Christmas decoration but there’s no reason why you can’t make one for Valentine’s Day too.
You can buy or make a heart-shaped twig wreath form and then decorate it with fake red roses and some glue. This wreath is a beautiful way to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day.
17. Woven Ribbon Heart Baskets
These beautiful baskets are ideal for holding some Valentine’s candies or little trinkets.
They’re made by backing two different types of ribbons onto felt and then weaving them together to make a heart-shaped basket.
Another piece of ribbon acts as a strap so you can easily carry these cute baskets or leave them hanging somewhere for a loved one to find.
18. Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Hearts
Not only are these yarn-wrapped cardboard hearts simple to make, but they’re very versatile.
They can be used individually as gifts or decorations or you can make several and string them together to make a Valentine’s garland.
To make them, you simply need to cut out a heart-shaped piece of cardboard and then wrap red yarn around it.
You don’t need to be neat or work in uniform directions, making this a great craft for young kids to have fun with.
Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate the people you love and making something yourself is the perfect way to show your love.
In this article, we listed a wide variety of crafts that are suitable for the entire family to make and receive.
We hope that you found something that suits your plans and wish you a happy Valentine’s Day!
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